Perfect Pleats

The pleated skirt has been around for several seasons and each time it is styled in a new way, making it ever more appealing and a fail safe wardrobe piece.

This AW16 is no exception and it is now the perfect piece to go from desk to dinner and even works for the cool masculine dresser to the ultra feminine girl. My favourite ideas for each look are below.

Cocktail Hour

Bag- STELLA MCCARTNEY £1096, Skirt- MAJE £209

Femme Fatale

Jumper- REISS £135, Skirt- BCBGMAXAZRIA £199

Cool Girl

Boots- ACNE £390, Skirt- MAX MARA £265

I could easily wear all of these looks as they really translate into my every day life and lend themselves to that well put together yet effortless vibe all Scandinavians evoke. I will definitely be making sure I find a new pleated skirt which is going to slot straight into my autumn wardrobe!

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Stockholm Style

Whilst in Stockholm it become obvious after only a few hours that my preconceptions of Scandinavians being cool was true; but way cooler than I thought. I didn’t see a single person dressed badly, not even a single person having an ‘off day’. Everyone was dressed with that achingly effortless vibe, the sort that looks straight out of an Acne lookbook.

Women in a simple uniform which consisted of a great tailored coat in classic colours, along with a simple wool tassel scarf in Grey, Camel or Black. Followed by a great structured cross body bag and finished off with flats (always); either trainers in the style of Stan Smiths or New Balance, or a classic black ankle boot.

Not forgetting a compulsory pair of sunglasses of your choosing, whatever they were they always finished off the outfit to the next level.

With that in mind, I obviously came away with something to add into my outfits and continue the Scandi dressing at home; my Samsoe bag from my previous post. I also got a lovely wool scarf in grey as a gift for my birthday too, which came in handy with the chilly wind there!

All I need now to complete my wardrobe is a pair of great boots, my obvious choice would be the Acne Jensen Boot or a beautiful pair I saw in Fillipa K, this will now be on my radar as they can be easily worn for the rest of spring with tights or bare legs as it gets warmer and then all FW16.

Until it is Autumn again, I will be saving my money up for a classic coat which will most definitely be wool or if I am lucky a wool blend with cashmere, probably Navy and beautifully tailored.

Stockholm style has my heart.